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Nomination papers of Shehbaz Sharif, Omar Ayub for PM slot accepted

Election for prime minister slot to be held on Mar 3
National Assembly Speaker Ayaz examines the nomination papers of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and SIC’s Omar Ayub at the chamber on March 02, 2023. Photo via Aaj News correspondent from Islamabad/Naveed Akbar
National Assembly Speaker Ayaz examines the nomination papers of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and SIC’s Omar Ayub at the chamber on March 02, 2023. Photo via Aaj News correspondent from Islamabad/Naveed Akbar
PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif (L) and PTI leader Omar Ayub Khan (R) - APP/AFP
PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif (L) and PTI leader Omar Ayub Khan (R) - APP/AFP

Nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif and Sunni Ittehad Council’s Omar Ayub for the top spot of prime minister were accepted on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Shehbaz who is the candidate of the ruling alliance for the chief executive post submitted his papers to the National Assembly.

Leaders from PML-N and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) including Ishq Dar, Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal and Khursheed Shah submitted the papers to the National Assembly Secretary.

As many as seven lawmakers have been named Proposers and Approvers from the alliance parties in Sharif’s nomination papers.

Sharif will be up against Omay Ayub Khan who is the nominee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the top slot. Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) submitted the nomination papers of Khan for the top seat.

PTI leaders Asad Qaiser, Ali Muhammad Khan and Barrister Gohar Ali Khan submitted his papers for the prime minister’s election.

The deadline for submitting the nomination papers was 2:00pm on Saturday while the scrutiny was conducted by 3:00pm.

The election for the prime minister will be held tomorrow (March 3) in a show-of-hand under Article 226 of the Constitution.

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